Rocks in the head

Deuteronomy 32:37 “And he shall say, Where are their gods, their rock in whom they trusted”.
The above verse is from the “first rock song” as Dr J Vernon McGee described the 32nd chapter of Deuteronomy. The majority of the chapter is about the true rock of Israel, God almighty. In this verse the question has begun to be poised (it finishes in v38) what about your other “gods” those false gods that you have put so much stock in to? Have they forgot the warranty?
These other gods so often we take as being things such as drugs, alcohol, sex, and the like. Now that ain’t to say that those aren’t also false gods because they truly are. People worship them, crave them, will do whatever it takes to get them.
Other false gods are idols and ideas that must be adhered too, no deviation allowed. Follow the teachings of those in charge because they have the authority and don’t question them. The teachers become the physical persona of the idol. This also includes money and all the business reports that are so closely watched to see how best to make another dime.
Then there are the gods we don’t recognize as gods but we behave in such a way that we make them gods. Those obstacles in life that we put so much faith in that we won’t be able to overcome them that it becomes a self fulfilling prophecy. Be it debt, marital issues, health concerns, or what not. They are bigger than us that is for sure. And often people look at how we are trying to deal with these things and accuse us of having no faith, really all that does is add to the size of the false god because we are trying and failing already. The bigger the problem the weaker we become and the more we trust it will destroy us.
This is where James 5:16 comes in “Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed.” We are to talk to one another about what is going on, what is going wrong so that together we can bring it to the true God in prayer. Lifting each other up in prayer instead of hurting one another.
False gods may not be real but the power we give them is, power that should belong to the true rock of our souls Jesus Christ.

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